| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The last few offseasons the Phillies have wavered back and forth on whether they should rebuild or retool.
Every year the answer was retool — until this year that is.
Now that Philadelphia's front office has finally come to the realization...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs,...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The sense within the Orioles' organization is that 2014 wasn't just a good season that ended prematurely with a sweep in the American League Championship Series. It was, the Orioles believe, notice served that this club is a legitimate championship...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The aces went down in a hurry this October. Clayton Kershaw and David Price, gone. Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, done. Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander, out. Jered Weaver and Jordan Zimmermann, see you in spring training.
The best starting...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
For the first time since taking over as the Cubs' baseball president three years ago, spending money won't be an issue for Theo Epstein.
The issue will be how wisely Epstein invests in marquee pitching this winter through free agency and trades while...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:57 PM
This is not the postseason of the ace.
If pitching wins in October, the best pitching ought to win the most. Not this October.
Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher on the planet? Two tries, no wins. Jon Lester and Stephen Strasburg? One try for each,...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 8:19 PM
DETROIT -- Buck Showalter has played postseason chess several times before, and like most participants as confident as he is, he has lost more times than not.
But in the Orioles’ triumphant American League Division Series sweep of the Detroit...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:30 AM
DETROIT -- The eighth inning came Sunday without any participation from the Tigers’ bullpen — much to the delight of an emotionally brittle baseball town still enraged at the abomination in Baltimore. David Price did his job in Game 3, keeping...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
OK, it’s prediction time at the bar.
It’s not a Prediction Friday, it’s a Playoff Thursday. And that’s even better.
I don’t really consider The Baltimore Sun baseball writers to be homers, but we sure do smell like that...